New Student Resource Guide

Academic Success

What is the Thrive Center?

The Thrive Center is a place to help our students become proactive learners and understand the skills they have and grow in them. Our knowledgeable Thrive Center staff offers assistance to our students by helping them locate and apply for internships, research careers, build their resume, apply to graduate schools, and much more! The Thrive Center is located on the first floor of Bell Library. Schedule an appointment with the Thrive Center here.

What is the writing center?

Our writing center is a place where you can bring your papers to be reviewed by your peers. Writing scholars know what it takes to write a good paper and know what the professors are looking for. The writing center is open from 6-11p.m., Sunday-Thursday, and is located in the library.

What if I’m struggling in a course?

Struggling in a course does not mean that you are not intelligent, it just means that you may need additional assistance. Every student struggles at some point in their academic career. We want you to succeed even in difficult courses. Our Thrive Center provides individual coaching, peer tutoring, skills workshops, and so much more! Schedule an appointment at the Thrive Center.

Bookstore & Document Center

If I order a package where do I pick it up?

You can pick up packages from the document center located on the first floor of Belk Campus Center. When your package arrives, you will receive an email informing you of its delivery.

How do I get my textbooks?

Slingshot, our textbook service is how our students order and receive their textbooks. Through this service, your textbooks will be delivered right to your door! Learn more about Slingshot.

Campus Involvement

What kind of clubs and organizations can I be a part of?

You can be a part of any club or organization that interests you! For more information, check out the Student Life page or reach out to our Director of Student Engagement: loren.caldwell@montreat.edu.

How can I keep up with current campus events and activities?

Campus events and activities are a great way to meet new people and start building a strong community at Montreat. To keep up with all the latest events you can log into Presence with your student email and password. Visit Presence.

Who do I ask if I wanted to start my own club?

Want to start your own club? Send an email or set up an appointment with the Director of Student Life (loren.caldwell@montreat.edu) for more information and to pitch your idea.

How do I apply for a work study job?

To apply for a work study job you can visit our student employment webpage, and find a list of work-study jobs that are accepting applications.

Campus Map

View a map of our campus.

Financial Services

Where can I find my scholarship and financial aid information?

Students can find all their financial aid information on Montreat Access Portal (MAP).

What is the best way to get in contact with the Financial Services office?

The easiest way to get in touch with the financial services office is by scheduling an appointment. You can do that by sending an email to financialservices@montreat.edu.

Residential Life

I’m having issues with my roommate/suitemate. What should I do?

Resident assistants and resident directors are here to help students navigate living with another person. If you are having issues with your roommate/suitemate contact your RA or RD for assistance navigating the problem. If you’re unable to connect with them, email residencelife@montreat.edu for assistance.

What are residence hall visiting hours?

Resident hall visitation hours are Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m.-12 a.m. on the Montreat campus (Ridgecrest hours are different.)

Do residence hall hours change on the weekends?

Yes, on the weekends visiting hours are Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-2 a.m.

My dorm room has a maintenance issue, who should I contact?

If you are experiencing maintenance issues in your dorm room or resistance hall you can submit a maintenance request here.

Spiritual Formation

When and where is chapel held?

Chapel is held Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Graham Chapel.

Do I have to attend chapel?

Yes, all first-year students are required to attend chapel. If you have more questions about chapel and meeting the requirements, visit our chapel FAQ webpage.

I have questions about my faith, the Bible, or Christianity. Who can I ask?

Our Dean of Spiritual Formation, Rachel Toone, is passionate about talking with students about topics surrounding faith and culture. You can stop by her office which is located on the lower level of the library, give her a call at (800) 622-6968 x3537, or send her an email at rachel.toone@montreat.edu.

How do I join a Bible study?

We have two kinds of Bible study groups on campus, Alpha and Beta groups. If you are interested in joining either type of group, contact Rachel Toone at rachel.toone@montreat.edu.

How do I find a local church to attend?

While deeply committed to the spiritual formation of our students, Montreat College is not the local church. We are equally committed to connecting students with local, thriving church communities where the primary responsibility of Christian discipleship resides. To find a local church email Rachel Toone at rachel.toone@montreat.edu.

Student Care

I think I’m sick, what should I do?

If you think you are sick you can visit our Wellness Center which is located below the library. The hours for the Wellness Center are Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. You can also email Nurse Annie Combs at annie.combs@montreat.edu. For COVID-19related situations, call the college’s Covid Response Hotline at 828.357.4180.

Does Montreat offer mental health counseling to students?

Yes! Montreat has an on-campus licensed mental health specialist that can assist you in your mental health needs. To make an appointment with our counselor, Wesley Davis, email him at wesley.davis@montreat.edu.

Where can I find information about campus safety?

Dining Services

Where can I find the menu for the dining hall?
What are the hours of the dining hall?

Breakfast:
Mon – Fri | 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Sat – Sun | 8:0 – 9:00 a.m.

Lunch:
Mon – Sun – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Dinner:
Mon – Sun | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

What is Nelson’s?

Nelson’s Study Snacks is a provisions-on-demand shop located in Bell Library. Nelson’s offers prepared meals such as sandwiches and other ready-to-go snacks and essentials. Nelson’s hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday, 4:00 – 11:00 p.m Nelson’s is closed on Fridays and Saturdays.